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1982 46 (ft.) Merritt Convertible

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General Information

Listing# 25059

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Sports Fishing Boats
46 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Common Rail
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

1982 46 Merritt


Displacement: 38000
Total Power: 900 Cruising Speed: 30.5 Max Speed: 37.5
Fuel: 600 Fresh Water: 160
The EL JEFE's layout sleeps 4 in 2 staterooms, plus one day berth. All the way forward is a guest stateroom with a Vee configuration which has a filler to make up into a full size bunk. Aft of this stateroom is the guest/day head. Aft and to port of the head is the day berth with storage underneath. To starboard is the master stateroom which features a full size double berth. There is an ensuite head in the master with shower, sink and vanity with molded counter. The mattresses in the master, guest and the day berth were all replaced in 2005. Up three steps is the galley/salon area. The galley is to port and all the way forward. It is an L-shaped galley with finished totally in teak with a teak and holly floor. The top of the galley counter dividing the salon is teak, while the working counter top is Corian, (Everest White) and the sink is Corian, (Glacier White). This was done in 2005/2006. Aft of the galley to port is the large camel leather sofa, and to starboard are the two matching camel leather chairs. The entire interior was done in 2004 at American Custom Yachts. In 2005, the salon lighting and wiring were totally renewed, as was the salon headliner. At the same time, the salon entertainment center was reconstructed in an original "Merritt Style" to accommodate state of the art components. At that time, all of the A/V components were replaced and wired, including a new Panasonic 37" Plasma screen TV with Bosc surround sound, Toshiba DVD/VCR, Harmon Kardon AVR 240. During this same period, there was extensive replacement and rewiring of the boat's major systems, along with new constavolt, pumps, alarms, and below deck lighting.
Access to the bridge is through a newly designed and fabricated ladder that does not protrude into the cockpit. The bridge is accessed through a hatch in the overhang with radius corners . This was done at American Custom Yachts. In 2005 there was a custom refrigerated bridge drink box installed. The bridge cushions were replaced in 2004 at American Custom Yachts, and there was a new enclosure made at that time. Included in the new electronics package by IMS-American: Northstar 6100 with (2) Platinum charts (2) ICOM M602 VHF's with Command MIC Northstar 951 DX Northstar 491 DytekSeaTem Furuno 1942 MKll 64 mile radar  Simrad AP222 auto pilot Digital antennas (2) Rupp Pack (2) Power filter
Aft of the salon through the center sliding door, is the spacious cockpit. The entire bulkhead and all of the lockers are bright teak. The cover boards (American Custom Yachts, '04), and decks (Whiticar Boat Yard in 2003) were done when the fuel tanks were replaced, '04. To port along the bulkhead is the cockpit freezer. To starboard is a custom installed Gaggenau cockpit grill which was done at American Custom Yachts. New cockpit lighting was installed at American in 2004. At the same time, American Custom Yachts also installed transom hawser pipes. The lazarette was sanded, faired and painted at this time and ALL metal was re-chromed.
Between October 2005-May of 2006, the following work was completed (all of this was done to accommodate the New MAN 900 HP Common rail motors, controls and ZF350 gears). All engine room ribs, floor, keel, sea chest, bulkheads and stringers were either repaired and/or replaced. The engine room and the vessel's hot water system were re-plumbed and renewed. There was extensive replacement and/or rewiring of the boat's major systems, along with new constavolt, pumps, alarms, and below deck lighting. New tower controls were installed. All new gauges and gauge panels were installed. Complete bottom job included sandblasting, stripping to the original gelcoat, epoxy fairing entire bottom, applying barrier coating, re-sanding and applying several coats of bottom paint. There was a new 21 kW. Nor Pro generator. The shafts and strut bearings were replaced and NEW underwater lights were installed. Custom props were made, new exhausts were fabricated, and a lube change system was installed.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a totally renewed 46' Merritt with "new" technology power. Fast, economical, smoke free performance, along with every major update possible. During the visit to American, '04, there was a new high polished full tuna tower installed by Bausch-American. The tower included at new molded epoxy buggy top, standing platform, and hardtop with integrated navigation lights. At the same time, a new set of Rupp triple spreader riggers were installed at American. The bow rail and pulpit were removed, and entire sections of teak toe rail were replaced at American. The teak was completely stripped and varnished in '03 and '05. Maintenance coats are applied every 6 months. The entire boat was also, sanded, epoxy primed and painted in Snow White Imron, by Tribute during this period.
Fighting chair and step box.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.